With the 217th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select Maurice Hurt, an offensive lineman from Florida. Hurt is the first offensive lineman selected by the Redskins in the 2011 NFL Draft, which is surprising because that was a major weakness for the team last season.
Hurt is a bit of a surprising pick that flew under the radar on most draft boards. He was overshadowed at times by Mike Pouncey, the offensive guard that was selected No. 15 overall by the Miami Dolphins. But Hurt is particularly effective in a zone blocking scheme, and Mike Shanhan tends to prefer that kind of attack more than most coaches. He was a guard at Florida, and with the Redskins needing help on the interior of their line, he will probably get a chance to play there too.
Hurt's stock was probably affected by him failing a drug test at the NFL combine. Nevertheless, he did end up getting drafted by the Redskins.